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Libya: 2 Wounded in French Embassy Bombing (Photos)

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A car loaded with explosive detonated outside the French Embassy in Libya wounding two French guards Tuesday morning. The attack was likely a terrorist attack: the first on a diplomatic compound since Ghadafi was ousted as the country’s leader in 2011. So far, no terrorist group claimed responsability for the attack. A French embassy official said: [...]

Al-Qaeda didn’t carry out attack on U.S. embassy in Libya say Army officials

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The group responsible for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya is not directly linked to al-Qaeda, it has emerged. U.S. officials said Thursday that the attack in Benghazi was carried out by a terrorist group called Ansar al-Sharia. An organization with few contacts with the world’s biggest terrorist group. The Washington Post reports: [...]

VIDEO: Footage of deceased Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi surfaces

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A video showing the dead body of Libya’s dictator Muammar Gaddafi has surfaced. In the video, Gaddafi’s shirtless body appears inside a van. Gaddafi seized power in Libya after a military coup in 1969 and became the country’s sole ruler until an uprising in the country in 2011 claimed his life. Gaddafi was captured in the [...]

Clashes in Libya: death toll 6

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BENGHAZI, Libya – It has been reported that clashes in a western Libyan city left six dead and at least 20 injured on Wednesday, a government spokesman said. Nasser al-Manei said unidentified assailants attacked an airport and a hospital in Ghadamis near the Algerian border, some 450 kilometers (280) southwest of the capital Tripoli. He [...]

Egypt and Libya to play World Cup qualifiers behind closed doors

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) – FIFA says next month’s World Cup qualifiers involving Egypt and Libya will be played without fans while security arrangements for matches in Mali, Nigeria and Kenya are being scrutinized. The world football body tells The Associated Press that Egypt-Mozambique in Alexandria and Libya-Cameroon in Sfax, Tunisia will be behind closed doors. FIFA [...]

Libyan oil production boosts ENI first quarter profits

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MILAN – Italy’s largest energy company Eni SpA says first-quarter profits rose 42 percent on increased production in Libya and higher prices. Eni on Friday said net profit for the first three months of 2012 was 3.62 billion euros ($4.78 billion), up from 2.55 billion euros in the same period last year. Oil and natural [...]

Clashes in Libya: death toll 5

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TRIPOLI, Libya – It has been reported that five people have been killed in three days of clashes between rival tribes. The town is near Libya’s southern border with Chad. Taher Abo Bakr al-Tabuwi says clashes erupted when the African Tabu tribe confronted the powerful Arab tribe of al-Zwia after a Tabu man was found [...]

Lockerbie bomber health condtion worsening

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TRIPOLI, Libya – Lockerbie bomber is not feeling well, so the family reported. The ex Libyan intelligence officer convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing was taken to hospital on Saturday for a blood transfusion with his health deteriorating, his family says. The son of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, Khaled, said his father was carried to [...]

Extradiction of ex-Libya intel chief

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NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania – It has been reported that Libya’s deputy prime minister traveled to the Mauritanian capital on Monday to press for the extradition of one of Moammar Gadhafi’s closest associates, the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi. Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shaghour of Libya told reporters at the airport that he had come [...]

Top Libyan sought by ICC arrested in Mauritania

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NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania – It has been reported that Mauritania’s official information agency says security officials there have arrested former Libyan official Abdullah al-Senoussi. He is sought by the International Criminal Court. The official communique says the former Libyan intelligence chief was arrested Saturday at the airport in the capital of the West African nation. It [...]

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